Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised that 21st century India is moving ahead with the mantra of women- led development.
Addressing first Mann Ki Baat programme of this year, PM Modi said there is a new enthusiasm, a new wave in Amrit Kaal. He said that the nation celebrated the 75th Republic Day with great pomp and fervour on January 26 and “this year our Constitution is also attaining completion of 75 years and… the Supreme Court is also completing 75 years. These festivals of democracy further strengthen India as the Mother of Democracy”.
The Pran Pratishtha of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on the 22nd of this month has bound crores of countrymen together around a common thread. PM Modi said the country saw the power of togetherness on the occasion, which is also the major basis for the Government’s resolve of a developed India. “The rule of Prabhu Ram was also a source of inspiration for the makers of our Constitution and that is why on January 22 in Ayodhya, I had talked about ‘Dev se Desh’… I’d referred to Ram se Rashtra,” he said He spoke about Nari Shakti during this year’s Republic Day parade, saying women’s power in the parade was the most discussed element. He added that India’s daughters are performing wonders in every field. “When the women contingents of Central Security Forces and Delhi Police started marching on Kartavya path, everyone was filled with pride. On seeing the marching of the women’s band and seeing their tremendous coordination, people in the country and abroad were thrilled. This time, out of the 20 contingents that marched in the Parade, 11 were of women,” PM Modi said.
Speaking about National Voters Day which was celebrated on January 25, PM Modi said there are approximately 96 crore voters in the country. He urged the first-time voters to get their names added to the voter list online through the National Voter Service Portal and Voter Helpline App.
He also spoke about the Arjuna Award. This time 13 women athletes have been honoured with the Arjuna Award, he said. “In the changing India, our daughters, women of the country are performing wonders in every field. There is another area where women have made their mark, that is self-help groups,” he added.